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Essay on Augustine's theory about the fall of Rome and original sin, and Augustine against the pantheists, the Pelagians and Donatists.

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Ancient Rome was pagan, from 380 A.D. the empire was officially Christian, and after the Schism of 1054, the empire was Orthodox Christian despite the actual city being politically much closer to the Italian states such as Venice and being the capital of Catholicism. http://www.allaboutreligion.org/history-of-christianity-in-rome-faq.htm

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Rome - Kingdom, Republic and Empire together - lasted about 1200 years. Rome ruled all around the Mediterranean and large sections of Europe and Southwest Asia. Yet in the end, the problems grew too great and the Western Roman Empire fell.

One problem was that the empire grew too large to govern. The Romans tried to solve this by dividing the empire into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.

The Fall is not the only unifying concept for these events; the period described as Late Antiquity emphasizes the cultural continuities throughout and beyond the political collapse.

Since 1776, when Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Decline and Fall has been the theme around which much of the history of the Roman Empire has been structured. "From the eighteenth century onward," historian Glen Bowersock wrote, "we have been obsessed with the fall: it has been valued as an archetype for every perceived decline, and, hence, as a symbol for our own fears." [3]

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Rome - Kingdom, Republic and Empire together - lasted about 1200 years. Rome ruled all around the Mediterranean and large sections of Europe and Southwest Asia. Yet in the end, the problems grew too great and the Western Roman Empire fell.

One problem was that the empire grew too large to govern. The Romans tried to solve this by dividing the empire into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.

The Fall is not the only unifying concept for these events; the period described as Late Antiquity emphasizes the cultural continuities throughout and beyond the political collapse.

Since 1776, when Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Decline and Fall has been the theme around which much of the history of the Roman Empire has been structured. "From the eighteenth century onward," historian Glen Bowersock wrote, "we have been obsessed with the fall: it has been valued as an archetype for every perceived decline, and, hence, as a symbol for our own fears." [3]

Take a look at the maps to see the changing expanse of the Roman Empire. Rome started out as a small, hilly settlement by the Tiber River, in the middle of the Italian boot. It was surrounded by more powerful neighbors.

By the time Rome had become an empire, the territory covered by the term "Rome" looked completely different. It reached its greatest extent in the second century A.D. Some of the theories on the Fall of Rome focus on the geographic diversity and the territorial expanse that Roman emperors and their legions had to control.

The date at which you start or end a Fall of Rome timeline is subject to debate and interpretation [see Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall? ]. This Fall of Rome timeline uses standard events and marks the end with Gibbon s conventionally accepted date for the fall of Rome in A.D. 476. Although one could start the decline with the reign of Marcus Aurelius successor, his son, Commodus, the period of imperial crisis is a compelling choice and easy to understand as a starting point.

Paul the Apostle defined Christianity as a new religion in the 1st century and helped spread its message throughout the Roman Empire.

The Roman leader Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators in 44 B.C. Could he possibly have survived long enough to utter his famous last words?

1. Improve banking and economic system with sound currency and fiscal austerity. 2. Eliminate Praetorian Guard. 3. Military officer corp consists of citizens only. Citizenship key to advancement within military. 4. Secular proselytization of, assimilation to and promotion of Roman culture. Romans and compatriots must buy into and be willing to sacrifice for Roman culture, values, and belief system. 4. Capital investments to improve economy, tax collection system, and scientific/technological advancement. Trade and economic development beyond slave based conquer and spend economy. 5. Eliminate lead vats, cisterns, and drinking receptacles.

Rome - Kingdom, Republic and Empire together - lasted about 1200 years. Rome ruled all around the Mediterranean and large sections of Europe and Southwest Asia. Yet in the end, the problems grew too great and the Western Roman Empire fell.

One problem was that the empire grew too large to govern. The Romans tried to solve this by dividing the empire into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.

Rome - Kingdom, Republic and Empire together - lasted about 1200 years. Rome ruled all around the Mediterranean and large sections of Europe and Southwest Asia. Yet in the end, the problems grew too great and the Western Roman Empire fell.

One problem was that the empire grew too large to govern. The Romans tried to solve this by dividing the empire into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.

The Fall is not the only unifying concept for these events; the period described as Late Antiquity emphasizes the cultural continuities throughout and beyond the political collapse.

Since 1776, when Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Decline and Fall has been the theme around which much of the history of the Roman Empire has been structured. "From the eighteenth century onward," historian Glen Bowersock wrote, "we have been obsessed with the fall: it has been valued as an archetype for every perceived decline, and, hence, as a symbol for our own fears." [3]

Take a look at the maps to see the changing expanse of the Roman Empire. Rome started out as a small, hilly settlement by the Tiber River, in the middle of the Italian boot. It was surrounded by more powerful neighbors.

By the time Rome had become an empire, the territory covered by the term "Rome" looked completely different. It reached its greatest extent in the second century A.D. Some of the theories on the Fall of Rome focus on the geographic diversity and the territorial expanse that Roman emperors and their legions had to control.

The date at which you start or end a Fall of Rome timeline is subject to debate and interpretation [see Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall? ]. This Fall of Rome timeline uses standard events and marks the end with Gibbon s conventionally accepted date for the fall of Rome in A.D. 476. Although one could start the decline with the reign of Marcus Aurelius successor, his son, Commodus, the period of imperial crisis is a compelling choice and easy to understand as a starting point.

Rome - Kingdom, Republic and Empire together - lasted about 1200 years. Rome ruled all around the Mediterranean and large sections of Europe and Southwest Asia. Yet in the end, the problems grew too great and the Western Roman Empire fell.

One problem was that the empire grew too large to govern. The Romans tried to solve this by dividing the empire into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.

The Fall is not the only unifying concept for these events; the period described as Late Antiquity emphasizes the cultural continuities throughout and beyond the political collapse.

Since 1776, when Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Decline and Fall has been the theme around which much of the history of the Roman Empire has been structured. "From the eighteenth century onward," historian Glen Bowersock wrote, "we have been obsessed with the fall: it has been valued as an archetype for every perceived decline, and, hence, as a symbol for our own fears." [3]

Take a look at the maps to see the changing expanse of the Roman Empire. Rome started out as a small, hilly settlement by the Tiber River, in the middle of the Italian boot. It was surrounded by more powerful neighbors.

By the time Rome had become an empire, the territory covered by the term "Rome" looked completely different. It reached its greatest extent in the second century A.D. Some of the theories on the Fall of Rome focus on the geographic diversity and the territorial expanse that Roman emperors and their legions had to control.